A min. 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline (such as law, history, sociology, human geography, social policy and strategic studies) or equivalent prior experience will be taken into account.
Months of entry
Globalisation and recent wars dramatise the enduring importance of world affairs to government, economics and people’s lives. If you are interested in a career focusing on global politics, this programme is for you. It is aimed at degree-holders with an interest in the theory and practice of world politics.
The degree aims to impart a broad and balanced knowledge of international relations theory at an advanced level. It provides core training in political analysis and methodology of the social sciences; examines contemporary global problems and rival approaches to their solution; and offers specialisation in particular areas such as foreign policy analysis, global society, regional integration, global environmental politics, and strategic and security studies.
This MA prepares graduates for careers in media, academia, non-governmental organisations, international business, research think-tanks and government foreign service.
Information for international students
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.
For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please see here.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.
Fees and funding
Departmental scholarships and bursaries may be available. For information on fees and funding please go to the funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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